Mzee Jomo Kenyatta was the first president of the Republic of Kenya and is celebrated from all corners of the world as a true son of Africa. He is considered as the father of the Kenyan Nation. On December 12th 1963, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta became Prime Minister of a free Kenya. Exactly after one year as Prime Minister, he became Kenya’s first President.
He led Kenya from June 1963 to August 1978 when he died in his sleep. He was laid to rest at the Mausoleum on Parliament Buildings where during the burial ceremony, numerous Heads of State and Royalty attended. His legacy was commemorated with a statue located at Kenya International Conference Centre, city centre.